/R E P E A T/ - Invitation to the Media - Prime Minister Stephen Harper to address AMERICANA 2007

    MONTREAL, March 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the third and final day of AMERICANA 2007, the International
Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference. The Honorary President of
the 7th edition, Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, will give a

    What:     Speech by the Honorary President

    Where:    Montréal Convention Centre, Room 710

    When:     Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m. (speech scheduled for 10:15)

    Who:      - Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

    Other AMERICANA Highlights - Thursday, March 22, 2007:

    Luncheon and Closing Plenary - 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. - Room 710

        - Albin Tremblay, Regional Director General, Environment Canada, will
        - Alain Lemaire, CEO, Cascades will deliver a lecture on sustainable
          development and the need to develop a carbon exchange.
        - Panel discussion with four analysts who will discuss major issues
          in each area in order to illustrate the theme of the 7th edition of

    Global City - Room 520-AD

    - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Focus on sustainable neighbourhoods: tomorrow's
        - Pierre Kermen, Société d'aménagement (SAG ES), City of Grenoble
        - Sam Adams, City of Portland

    Joint Session: Drinking Water and Wastewater - Water Governance -
    Room 518-AB

    - 11 a.m.: Progress on Water Policy implementation, André Ouellette,
      Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Regions, and Yvon Maranda, Ministry
      of Sustainable Development, the Environment, and Parks.

    AMERICANA 2007 will take place from March 20 to 22 at the Montréal
than 160 speakers will discuss current environmental issues with the 10,000
participants expected to attend the event from more than 60 countries. Prime
Minister Stephen Harper will act as Honorary President of this 7th edition of
AMERICANA. Founded in 1995 and held every two years, AMERICANA is organized by
RESEAU environnement.
    AMERICANA 2007 is made possible by the support of the governments of
Canada and Québec, as well as financial participation by Solmers and Biogénie.
    To consult the program or to find out more, visit www.americana.org

For further information:

For further information: Amély Tremblay, Morin Public Relations,
Cellular: (514) 774-8522; Source: RESEAU environnement

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